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There are 182 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 21, 2009, titled Group challenges move to add religious language to Capitol visi.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Reporting from Washington - When a spiffy, $621-million visitors center opened at the U.S. Capitol last year, a number of lawmakers were taken aback by what they didn't see: the words "In God We Trust." Doing what members of Congress do when they're upset, Rep.

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whatever

Englewood, CO

#1 Jul 21, 2009
Are you kidding me? These folks need to realize that we, as a nation, were founded on "In God We Trust". If they do not like that... let them move out of country. We do not antagonize them for not believing in God, or country for that matter, so they need to shut the hell up and let us print the most sacred words ever muttered in this country on a building in our nation's capital.
Kaiser Bill

Geneva, IL

#4 Jul 21, 2009
I thought we were a nation where people believe what they want to believe. I didn't know that the government decides what we believe and uses our money to do it.
Roger P

Chicago, IL

#5 Jul 21, 2009
The idea of god has no place in modern civilization. However, it IS a part of our past, and should be recorded as such. To erase the phrase is essentially trying to erase history.
Chicago

Chicago, IL

#11 Jul 21, 2009
Independent Voter Joliet wrote:
I am really sick of these idiots and I have had it no more playing around.. If they don't like what the majority wants get the f out.. ENOUGH with the catering to these terrorist groups.. If they don't like whats written they don't have to read it.. the rest of us will I am sick of the way this country is bowing to those sick wacko's..
Wow, you need a head check. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is about as far from a terrorist group as you can get. You probably don't care. You are taking the preferred line of attack that religious folks use when they are challenged: lable the opposition terrorist. If you want terrorism, read the bible or the koran. Members of the FFRF actually care about our country and the principles laid out in the Constitution.

The thing I am sick of if the revisionist history crew. Wanna know when the words "under god" were added to the Pledge? 1954. No, history is not on your side, religious nuts.
NoConservativePr opaganda

Chicago, IL

#12 Jul 21, 2009
whatever wrote:
Are you kidding me? These folks need to realize that we, as a nation, were founded on "In God We Trust". If they do not like that... let them move out of country. We do not antagonize them for not believing in God, or country for that matter, so they need to shut the hell up and let us print the most sacred words ever muttered in this country on a building in our nation's capital.
Yes, that's it. Move out of the country. Tell me, does God love the US more then all the other nations? If there is such a country where God's love is greater, I'll move there.
sweet little lady

Palos Hills, IL

#13 Jul 21, 2009
whatever wrote:
Are you kidding me? These folks need to realize that we, as a nation, were founded on "In God We Trust". If they do not like that... let them move out of country. We do not antagonize them for not believing in God, or country for that matter, so they need to shut the hell up and let us print the most sacred words ever muttered in this country on a building in our nation's capital.
Also when this country was founded women didn't have the right to vote and we could have slaves. Whatever happened to the good old days, amirite?

Separation of church and state. Sometimes.
Kaiser Bill

Geneva, IL

#14 Jul 21, 2009
Independent Voter Joliet wrote:
I am really sick of these idiots and I have had it no more playing around.. If they don't like what the majority wants get the f out.. ENOUGH with the catering to these terrorist groups.. If they don't like whats written they don't have to read it.. the rest of us will I am sick of the way this country is bowing to those sick wacko's..
I didn't know that if you disagreed with the government you were a terrorist. Isn't that what the government in Iran says? Maybe I'm just mistaken.
NoConservativePr opaganda

Chicago, IL

#15 Jul 21, 2009
The only responsibility the government has is to guarantee one's right to worship.

Government has absolutely no business encouraging Christianity
Jean Genie

Chicago, IL

#16 Jul 21, 2009
This violates the establishment clause.

Religion is a hoax, there is no evidence for a god.

I believe in evolution, not in that book of fairy tales.

Religion has only brought hate in this world anyway.

Required reading: The God Delusion, by Dawkins. open your mind.
whatever

Englewood, CO

#17 Jul 21, 2009
"I am really sick of these idiots and I have had it no more playing around.. If they don't like what the majority wants get the f out.. ENOUGH with the catering to these terrorist groups.. If they don't like whats written they don't have to read it.. the rest of us will I am sick of the way this country is bowing to those sick wacko's.. "

I'm with ya!!! This country is about freedom, whether that's freedom of speech, religion, what have you. This is a country that was founded by Christians and I believe that should be held in our historical monuments, practiced by our government, practiced in our schools, etc. What's next... will we not be able to say the word "God" in public. In some countries... if you even speak out against the religion of that area you could be put to death. Thank GOD we are not like that, however, this is the foundation of the United States of America and those that do not agree with it should "shut the hell up"!!!
whatever

Englewood, CO

#18 Jul 21, 2009
NoConservativePropaganda wrote:
Yes, "In God We Trust".
Do you believe that when the US is responsible for killing innocent civilians in unnecessary wars? You might have heard them referred to as "collateral damage".
The US is... not God! If you are going to read something... actually read it. I never said anything about wars, which everyone has by the way. Sounds like you are jumping way off base trying to slam my comment. Try again1
whatever

Englewood, CO

#19 Jul 21, 2009
NoConservativePropaganda wrote:
The only responsibility the government has is to guarantee one's right to worship.
Government has absolutely no business encouraging Christianity
The Government in not encouraging Christianity, it is merely keeping with tradition.
whatever

Englewood, CO

#20 Jul 21, 2009
Jean606SC wrote:
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If urging "them" to "move out of the country" and "shut the hell up" isn't "antagonizing" people, what is?
You are absolutely correct. I would love to antagonize them to get the hell out of my country so we could go back to the good old days when there wasn't as much crap in this country. Our country is being x'd out little by little. Now we cannot have words that we have lived by all our lives, since the country was founded on a monument, we cannot speak of God in our schools, we are getting to the point that we do not have freedom of our founding religion. So yes... I would love to see these people out!
NoConservativePr opaganda

Chicago, IL

#21 Jul 21, 2009
whatever wrote:
"I am really sick of these idiots and I have had it no more playing around.. If they don't like what the majority wants get the f out.. ENOUGH with the catering to these terrorist groups.. If they don't like whats written they don't have to read it.. the rest of us will I am sick of the way this country is bowing to those sick wacko's.. "
I'm with ya!!! This country is about freedom, whether that's freedom of speech, religion, what have you. This is a country that was founded by Christians and I believe that should be held in our historical monuments, practiced by our government, practiced in our schools, etc. What's next... will we not be able to say the word "God" in public. In some countries... if you even speak out against the religion of that area you could be put to death. Thank GOD we are not like that, however, this is the foundation of the United States of America and those that do not agree with it should "shut the hell up"!!!
I'm with ya too!!!

This country should promote Bob Jone's University style of Christianity! You know the school where Bush once made a speech. The school believes Catholics are going to hell & the pope is an agent of the devil! They also chaparone all dates, have a dress code forcing women to wear long skirts & strictly forbid interacial dating!! & don't even bring up those homo's, cause you can only imagine their stance on that perversion!!!
whatever

Englewood, CO

#22 Jul 21, 2009
Kaiser Bill wrote:
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I didn't know that if you disagreed with the government you were a terrorist. Isn't that what the government in Iran says? Maybe I'm just mistaken.
We are not disagreeing with the government... they want to put the words on the building. Sounds like you are the only dumba@# in this!
whatever

Englewood, CO

#23 Jul 21, 2009
Kaiser Bill wrote:
I thought we were a nation where people believe what they want to believe. I didn't know that the government decides what we believe and uses our money to do it.
The Government is not deciding for you as to what you should believe in. They are simply keeping with our religious beliefs as our Founding Fathers did. This isn't Iraq ... in case you didn't notice... since so many others want to some how throw that in here.
NoConservativePr opaganda

Chicago, IL

#24 Jul 21, 2009
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The Government in not encouraging Christianity, it is merely keeping with tradition.
Christianity has been used in this country to defend the traditions of killing injuns, slavery, women's sufferage, abolition, locking-up homosexuals, banning interacial marriages, etc.

Let's etch those traditions into the walls as well.
whatever

Englewood, CO

#25 Jul 21, 2009
Look people... I'm not saying the US should be a like a compound in Waco, TX, or like in CO with Mr. Jeffs. I'm not saying we cut someone's head off over not being Christian. All I'm saying is that when this country was founded, we had this belief and it would have been irrational, unspeakable, and unforgivable to not have those words included in some of the most important documents, historical sites, etc.

It is getting pretty ridiculous that those of you that choose to impose your freedom of lack of religion on all of us are actually getting away with it.

Since: Jun 08

Wilmette, IL

#26 Jul 21, 2009
Which religion do the words - "In God We Trust" derive?

Are we to take the words off our coins? Is this the next battleground of political correctness. A few are offended by the words and thus they should not be in public places?

These folks have no respect for our nation because they disrespect it's history.

Since: Jun 08

Wilmette, IL

#27 Jul 21, 2009
Jean606SC wrote:
I'm glad to hear about this lawsuit. Neither the "in God we trust" 'motto' nor the Pledge of Allegiance are in the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. The "historical significance" of these is relatively recent, and has the dirty hands of someone who is so afraid he's lost the hearts and minds of the people he wants to think in a certain way, that he resorts to bashing it in their faces.
Killing hundreds of thousands of innocent lives isn't in the U.S. Constitution, either.

Yet women legally kill their otherwise healthy and viable unborn.

A nation that allows the abortion of its unborn and disallows the words, In God We Trust, is a nation with a sick soul and a death wish.

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